February 19, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I-59/20 Bridge Project Weekly Update
(CBD) Central Business District Project
BIRMINGHAM–As construction continues in downtown Birmingham for Interstate Improvements, the Alabama Department of Transportation says drivers should expect delays.
The following closures will take place, weather permitting, during the removal of the existing structures:
- Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. closure between Rev. Abraham Woods and 9th Avenue will extend into Monday, February 25th for bridge demolition.
- 15th Street N between Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. and 12th Ave. will close Monday, February 11th through Saturday, February 23rd for CBD bridge demolition.
- 24th Street N between Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. and Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. will be closed until, Friday, February 22nd for CBD bridge demolition.
- Also, the Red Mountain Expressway NB ramp to 59/20 NB will close Wednesday, February 20th from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for bridge girder erection. There will not be any other ramp closures tonight.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution, obey the posted speed limits, adjust arrival/departure times, and use I-459 to go around the closures whenever possible. I-459 will be the most efficient way to avoid construction delays and bypass the closure. For local traffic, there will be signed detours along with increased presence of law enforcement, Alabama Service Assistance Patrol (ASAP) trucks, and wrecker service to ensure traffic flows as smoothly as possible.